'Empire' star Gabourey Sidibe was seen shopping with a friend at The Paper Source in Los Angeles on Thursday. Gabby revealed that she underwent a gastric sleeve weight loss surgery procedure last year. The gastric sleeve, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, doesn't require as prolonged a recovery as the lap band surgical procedure does. However, the failure rate of the gastric sleeve surgery is higher than the lap band. Meaning fewer people lose wight after the sleeve … as you can see from these images.
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